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US: Gap to grow China sales to $1bn in three years
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:18:00 GMT


Gap Inc says it expects sales in China to grow to US$1bn in three years to become the US retail giant's second-biggest market.
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Global news roundup
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:49:00 GMT


The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
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US: DSW appoints Meixelsperger as finance chief
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:44:00 GMT


Branded footwear and accessories retailer DSW has appointed Mary Meixelsperger as its chief financial officer.
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S AFRICA: Union welcomes agreement on clothing industry wages
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:00 GMT


South Africa's textile workers union has welcomed a new agreement by the country's government that sets a minimum wage for workers and imposes penalties for non-compliance.
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FINLAND: Stockmann to cut 330 jobs as restructuring continues
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:44:00 GMT


Finnish fashion and department store retailer Stockmann Group is pressing on with restructuring measures, which it hopes will reverse falling profits, resulting in 330 job losses.
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US: American Apparel resolves listing deficiency
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT


Basic clothing retailer American Apparel Inc has said it is back in compliance with the New York Stock Exchange's listing requirements.
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FRANCE: 'New' La Redoute looks to "break-even" in 2017
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:00 GMT


Loss-making French mail order firm La Redoute is aiming to move out of the red in 2017, according to new owners Nathalie Balla and Eric Courteille.
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GERMANY: Adidas promotes King to head up North America unit
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:18:00 GMT


German sportswear giant Adidas has promoted Mark King to the role of president of the group's North America division.
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Analysis: Tesco takes second stab at US market with F&F
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:03:00 GMT


Retail behemoth Tesco this week revealed plans to open a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores in the US, marking the group's return to the States following the sale of its Fresh & Easy chain seven months ago. The announcement was shadowed somewhat by the group's second year of falling profits, published a day later. Nonetheless, industry observers believe the move appears to be a logical one, despite the failure of its food venture.
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US: Family Dollar deploys loss prevention technology
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:48:00 GMT


US discount retailer Family Dollar is implementing electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology across its stores to improve productivity and profitability.
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CHINA: Xiniya Fashion confident despite FY profit slump
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:01:00 GMT


Men's wear business China Xiniya Fashion says it remains confident in its outlook, despite reporting a 44.6% decline in annual profit.
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US: Winter boosts women's apparel sales growth
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:43:00 GMT


Double-digit growth in sales of outerwear and tailored clothing helped drive a 4% increase in women's apparel sales in the US last year.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.
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UK: Shoppers return to high street in March
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:00 GMT


UK shopper numbers experienced growth in March after good promotions, new ranges, and warmer weather attracted them back to the high street.
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UK: Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle"
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:10:00 GMT


Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transition itself from a luxury brand to an uber luxury label.
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FINLAND: H&M veteran to lead Marimekko design strategy
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:19:00 GMT


Finnish apparel and homeware business Marimekko has poached H&M executive Anna Teurnell as its new creative director, with responsibility for leading its design strategy.
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EUROPE: Parliament votes for mandatory 'made in' labels
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:35:00 GMT


The European Parliament has voted for 'made in' labels to be made compulsory for all non-food products to improve traceability, and tighten up product safety requirements.
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GERMANY: Adidas beats sustainable performance footwear target
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:53:00 GMT


German sporting goods giant Adidas says its target of incorporating sustainable components into all newly-created performance footwear has been achieved two years ahead of schedule.
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BANGLADESH: PM calls for clothing buyers to pay higher prices
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:27:00 GMT


Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) she wants global buyers to pay more for clothes so her country can pay its garment workers higher wages.
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UK: Corset Story deploys cloud-based PLM system
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:13:00 GMT


UK clothing supplier Corset Story has implemented a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to support its growing business.
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BANGLADESH: Clothing exports to Japan to hit $1bn
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:09:00 GMT


Bangladesh clothing exports to Japan are increasing and could hit US$1bn in value in the next 12 months, due to capacity and product quality increases, a senior government official has told just-style.
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UPDATE/CHINA: Adidas supplier in Government discussions over strike
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:38:00 GMT


Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.
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US: Banana Republic taps former J Crew designer
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:26:00 GMT


US retail giant Gap Inc has tapped former J Crew Group designer, Marissa Webb, as creative director and executive vice president of design for its Banana Republic brand.
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US: DSW steps into Canada with Town Shoes stake
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:00 GMT


DSW is expanding into Canada after acquiring a minority stake in the country's largest footwear and accessories retailer Town Shoes for CAD68m (US$61.8m).
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US: Jones CEO to depart as Sycamore splits business
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:42:00 GMT


Wesley Card, the CEO of Jones Group is to step down from his role as part of plans by Sycamore Partners to split the newly-acquired company into four independent firms.
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UK: Burberry re-emphasises China growth opportunities
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:06:00 GMT


British luxury brand Burberry has re-emphasised the growth opportunities it sees in China, after reporting a double-digit increase in second-half sales today (16 April).
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Tesco FY results: What the analysts say
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16:00 GMT


UK retail giant Tesco this morning (16 April) proved it remains under pressure after it revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profits. Nonetheless, the beleaguered behemoth, which has seen its share price and market share struggle at near-decade lows, said clothing online continues to perform strongly. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.
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Hong Kong garment manufacturers eye Myanmar outsourcing
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:00 GMT


As China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge as a low-cost clothing supplier through worker wage rises and increasing regulation, more companies are looking to alternative sourcing destinations. As a result, new frontiers like Myanmar are being assessed.
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GERMANY: Textiles conformity certificate proposed
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:59:00 GMT


The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is to introduce a sustainability certificate for textile and clothing companies listing their compliance with set standards in the areas of social and environmental policy.
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CHINA: Workers strike at Adidas supplier shoe factory
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT


Thousands of workers at Taiwanese-owned Yue Yuen shoe factories in Dongguan, which supplies Adidas and Nike, have continued to strike for a second time over social security payments.
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What the analysts say: Tesco preliminary
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16:00 GMT


UK retail giant Tesco this morning (16 April) proved it remains under pressure after it revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profits. Nonetheless, the beleaguered behemoth, which has seen its share price and market share struggle at near-decade lows, said clothing online continues to perform strongly. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.
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UK: Tesco remains under pressure as FY profits slump
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:13:00 GMT


UK retail giant Tesco has revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profits as the beleaguered behemoth struggles with sales at home and abroad.
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SWEDEN: H&M Conscious Foundation commits to Rana Plaza Fund
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:43:00 GMT


Almost a year on from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Hennes & Mauritz's Conscious Foundation is to donate US$100,000 to the victims of the disaster.
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UK: Warmer weather boosts fashion retail sales
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:29:00 GMT


UK fashion sales performed "relatively well" in March, analysts say, helped by warmer weather and the launch of spring and summer ranges.
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US: Consumer spend on apparel to drop this Easter
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:25:00 GMT


The average American will spend less on apparel this Easter, taking a more cautious approach to purchasing, according to new figures.
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US: Expedited dockworker negotiations will strengthen supply chain
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:00 GMT


The National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging maritime management and unions representing dockworkers along the US west coast ports to expedite contract negotiations in order to strengthen the supply chain.
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CHINA: Ever-Glory records mixed full-year results
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT


Chinese apparel supplier and retailer Ever-Glory International Group has booked a mixed set of results for its full-year as earnings tumbled and sales climbed.
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SWEDEN: Hennes & Mauritz sees March sales climb
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:09:00 GMT


Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz has booked an increase in revenues for the March period.
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UK: City sees "no quick fix" for Debenhams
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT


There is "no quick fix" for Debenhams, according to one analyst, after the UK department store retailer saw its first-half profit decline by almost a quarter.
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Interview: SuperGroup supply chain realignment to support growth
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:05:00 GMT


UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has had a somewhat buoyant year to date, with strong bottom line growth in its last three quarters, and ambitious plans to extend its international presence. To support this growth, the company has been busy re-aligning its supply chain. COO Susanne Given talks to Michelle Russell about the challenges international expansion brings and the group's position in the competitive youth apparel marketplace.
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Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMT


Mexico's shoe industry continues to blame its woes on China - demanding the government act to quell a flood of imports which trade leaders say could force the shutdown of hundreds of factories.
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UK: JD Sports fashion arm widens annual loss
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:21:00 GMT


The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports has revealed disappointing year-end results, despite the group publishing earnings above analyst expectations.
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US: Wal-Mart exec to lead Levi Strauss e-commerce
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:00 GMT


Levi Strauss & Co has tapped Wal-Mart executive Marc Rosen to head up e-commerce, as the denim giant looks to strengthen its online operations.
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UK: JD Sports fashion division a cause for concern
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMT


The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports continues to be a cause for concern, an analyst has said, after the division revealed widening trading losses in its full-year.
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UK: House of Fraser reveals record FY sales and earnings
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:00 GMT


UK department store retailer House of Fraser has said the continued success of its key strategic pillars has resulted in another record level of sales and profit for the year.
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TAIWAN: Freudenberg to increase transparency through sustainable coalition
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:23:00 GMT


Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company says it is committing to increased transparency and openness through its decision to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
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US: March retail sales lifted by clothing stores
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:09:00 GMT


US consumers traded in their winter clothes for new spring merchandise last month in anticipation of warmer weather - helping to lift March retail sales.
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US: Tesco to open chain of F&F clothing stores
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:18:00 GMT


Retail giant Tesco is returning to the US with a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores, just seven months after selling its Fresh & Easy supermarket operation in the country.
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AUSTRALIA: David Jones agrees to AUD2.15bn takeover
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:46:00 GMT


Australian department store operator David Jones is set to be acquired by South African firm Woolworths for AUD2.15bn (US$2.02bn), in a move that creates a leading southern hemisphere retailer.
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GERMANY: Wilts to rejoin Hugo Boss
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMT


Ingo Wilts has returned to German fashion business Hugo Boss to take on the role of senior vice president of Boss men's wear.
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US: AAFA calls for end of Japan footwear quotas
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:22:00 GMT


The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has urged the Obama Administration to push Japan to eliminate its tariff rate quota (TRQ) on US made and branded leather footwear as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
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US: Timberland exceeds supply chain factory benchmarking target
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:44:00 GMT


VF Corp-owned Timberland says it has well-exceeded its target for benchmarking apparel and footwear factories in its supply chain as part of its global sustainability efforts.
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PSF 2014: Ten sustainability takeaways
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:49:00 GMT


Being sustainable might be "the right thing to do," but it impacts each and every stage of the apparel industry and its supply chain. Here some of the participants at this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong share their thoughts on the issue.
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UK: Sales growth "important" for French Connection's future
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:43:00 GMT


A double-digit increase in like-for-like retail sales for French Connection is an "important indicator" of the UK fashion retailer's future, an analyst has said.
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UK: China's Sanpower acquires House of Fraser for GBP480m
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:21:00 GMT


The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fraser.
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SWEDEN: H&M collaborates with Alexander Wang for new line
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:18:00 GMT


Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced a collaboration with Alexander Wang, marking the first time the group has teamed up with an American designer.
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just-style's research roundup
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:00 GMT


The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Sweden, a profile of value fashion retailer Primark, and an overview of women's and girls' apparel manufacturing in the US.
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INDIA: Wal-Mart sets out store and e-commerce growth plans
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:40:00 GMT


Global retail giant Wal-Mart has revealed growth plans for its wholesale store division in India including the opening of additional stores and an extension of its B2B e-commerce platform.
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ITALY: Benetton Group confident despite FY sales decline
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:02:00 GMT


Italian fashion group Benetton Group has reported an "expected" double-digit decline in annual sales, but remains confident of an improvement in performance for the year ahead.
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US: Gap issues mirror widespread industry challenges
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:16:00 GMT


The challenges at Gap represent widespread industry issues, analysts have said, after the clothing giant reported sales declines in March.
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Comment: Bangladesh industry development moving backwards
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:51:00 GMT


Despite the many claims to the contrary, it would appear that China's share of the US garment export market has failed to decline - while at the same time, Bangladesh's garment export market share has failed to rise.
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PSF 2014: Shifting focus from cost to consumer is key
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:13:00 GMT


The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who believe that instead of squeezing the supply chain on cost and efficiency, the focus should instead be on delivering products that consumers really want.
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PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:25:00 GMT


Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry discussions. And the picture they paint is of strategies that take account of shifts in domestic demand, investment in Southeast Asia, and outside opportunities like Africa.
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SWEDEN: H&M collaborates with Alexander Wang
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:18:00 GMT


Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced a collaboration with Alexander Wang, marking the first time the group has teamed up with an American designer.
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UK: Sanpower retail arm acquires House of Fraser
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:21:00 GMT


The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fraser.
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UK: Bonmarché delighted with Q4 performance
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:21:00 GMT


Value-led women's wear retailer Bonmarché said it is "delighted" with the sales growth it achieved in its fourth quarter.
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US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:10:00 GMT


US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the Easter holiday shift and continued cool weather.
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US: Family Dollar eyes efficiencies with store closures
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:46:00 GMT


In a bid to identify opportunities to strengthen its value proposition and improve its financial performance, US discounter Family Dollar Stores has announced plans to cut jobs and close around 370 underperforming stores.
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SWITZ: Charles Vögele sees improvement in losses
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:11:00 GMT


European fashion retailer Charles Vögele Group saw an improvement in losses in its last fiscal year as it continued with the implementation of its turnaround efforts.
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US trade stance shifts from fast-track to smart-track
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:17:00 GMT


US trade legislation that is "smart-track" rather than "fast-track," and reflects the apparel and footwear industries "as they are in this century - not as they were in the last one," is how the Senate Finance Committee's new chairman this week set out his upcoming agenda.
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Teen retail being rocked by fast fashion headwinds
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:52:00 GMT


The popularity of fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara has changed the way consumers shop for value on a global basis. And according to new research, continued expansion of these concepts is likely to put more pressure on speciality retailers in the US - particularly those in the teen space.
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FRANCE: Material costs key for Lectra Versalis leather cutters
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:45:00 GMT


Less than three years after the launch of the first Versalis leather cutter, Lectra has expanded its offering in response to industry challenges, including an increased focus on material savings.
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US: Rutgers University backs Bangladesh Accord pledge
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:59:00 GMT


Rutgers University has become the latest higher education establishment to require apparel licensees sourcing from Bangladesh to join the country's Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:20:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week includes data that reveals cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen, a ban by Walt Disney on Pakistan and Bangladesh production, VF Corp's new China hub, and the high tariffs imposed by the Bangladesh government on building and safety equipment for the country's factories.
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SWEDEN: H&M "pushing the process" on sustainable fashion
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:38:00 GMT


Collaboration is key for retailers and manufacturers in order to create a more sustainable fashion industry, Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has said.
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